Thursday, September 11, 2008

Garbage bag couture

The lovely Livebird asked in the comments if I would post more details of the 'artfully tied garbage bag' pattern I bought at the fifties fair. There are only two pattern pieces, and one small page of instructions. I might make this out of some cheapo fabric, because it looks like one of those frocks which could be amazing...but is just as likely to turn out unwearable. (I recommend clicking on the pattern cover picture to look at the illustration of the woman's face. Hilarious.)

If you try it Livebird, let me know!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

If you're going to San Francisco...

Don't forget to try to be there on the first Sunday of the month for the Alameda Flea Market. It's yoooooge! Glamorously, I flew back from San Francisco today. Here's my Kittyhaul from the market:
(above) A cool floral western shirt, a belt with blue flowers, an apron pattern (it has sewing themed transfers!), a floral princess line dress in a thick cotton and original fifties curtains! All gen-you-wine vintage items! Score! (I regret not buying the red and white 50s slingback sandals though. I knew I would. Oh well. I hope they make someone very happy)
(above) Did I mention it was huge? This is just a snippet. You can see how far back it goes, and it was wiiiide too. (That's the San Francisco skyline in the background, if you look carefully) The flea market is held at the naval yard that 'Mythbusters' often use for crashing things. The parking lot was just as huge, we almost lost the car.
(above) Gratuitous tourist shot of Lombard Street.
I went to Britex fabrics, but only bought haberdashery items. The fabric was expensive, and I didn't see any have to haves. I did buy some fabric though, on Haight Street. More on that later.